Sunday, November 29, 2009

my smiley baby

aiden has really begun to show his personality!!! he seems to really enjoy life (especially moving about and eating!!) here i was able to capture some of his great smiles along with his many teeth!!!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

the war of the door!

the ugly roots of sin
are there when we are born.
opposition is not something learned,
nor is selfishness.
wanting to do everything his brother CANNOT
and wanting to play with everything as if it were all his anyway
has sprung in owens' heart and actions!

if aiden wants the door closed,
owen wants it open...
if aiden wants a toy,
owen suddenly cant survive...
unless HE is playing with that exact toy in that exact moment!

here i was able to capture a war...
war of the door!
they pushed and pulled,
screeched and cried,
and pushed and pulled some more...

finally owen got bored, so aiden 'won'.
he closed it 99.9%...
then opened it again just because he could!

we have been working hard with owen to fight off these temptations. its hard to comprehend just how much he can understand, and i think we assume its less then he really does. don't get me wrong here, aiden is not perfect and sinless in these moments...but aiden is one and def not able to understand the level o can! it has been a rough couple of weeks here as we seek to teach o to love and be gentle with everyone, especially his little brother! we are deciding what verses to help him learn and teaching him the importance of what jesus thinks of his sins. they sure don't teach this in any parenting classes you take before they come...

Friday, November 27, 2009

just because...

just because he's so stinkin cute!!!

daddys day off

wednesdays are daddys day off.
we LOVE wednesdays!!!
this particular wednesday, we went out for lunch.
owen & daddy enjoyed some chocolate ice cream,
and daddy's fortune was
bLoG wOrThY!!!!!

"it takes all sorts to make up the world!"
love it!!!

love HIM!!!

Thursday, November 26, 2009


a blog i read today that is totally worth the read!!!!

turkey day thanks '09

JESUS life pRaYeR colors oWeN my husband AIDEN treats dAtE nIgHtS faith LOVE trees technology MY MOMMA my dad sIsTeRs grams & faf crafts the bible PLACES missionaries a never failing god kept promises babysitters bIbLe StUdIeS food H2O running water trials that grow me HEALTH CARE good health for my family mArRiAgE (aLmOsT 5 yRs Of iT tOo) flip flops FRIENDS philadelphia pIcTuReS HOLIDAYS & CELEBRATIONS extended family nEiGhBoRs baking PAKA death on the cross etc. etc. etc.

my little goofballs

thankful indeed...

i am thankful that i am thankful all year round, so that on thanks-giving, when i'm trying to prepare something cute and creative AND IT FAILS ->then i dont feel so bad for not being thankful for thinking of the idea to begin with...

Thursday, November 19, 2009

boys will be boys

school days- Ll


so i confess that we have been pretty busy and lazy in the marlin house lately. school days were on hiatus b/c of christmas projects...but they didn't take long and we just haven't been doing much of anything as far as learning goes. today i was determined to do letter "Ll". after speaking with a friend early morn, i found out their house was battling some bad colds, except for their eldest, so we offered to take him a few hours to let them rest up. still determined i cut 2x the supplies for some lion masks!!! we had lots of fun learning about 'Ll". we even added a new thing ->praying for a country! we did our calender and sang/read about daniel and the "L"ions den. we talked about libya and prayed for them. we had a great time! the lion masks also occupied the attention of the toddlers most of the morning!!! thanks corban for coming to learn about "Ll" and we hope you had fun too!!!

reason to NOT be my friend...

yes, that is a little mouse...
yes, it is in the crock pot in my sink...
no, i did not save it!

today as i sat at the comp to blog and check e-mail, i heard splashing of water in the kitchen. i thought the cat had finally figured out how to jump to the counter and wondered why he needed to drink from the sink and not his bowl. when i went in what i found was in fact-> the cat on the floor mysteriously looking about,
and a mouse in the crock pot that was soaking to be washed.
i am sorry if you love animals and thought i should have done something about this...but i didn't! this stubborn little mouse has been taunting me for months. it refuses to eat poison, though (s)he feasts on my kitchen nightly...and leaves its little mouse poo's EVERYWHERE!!! mice are territorial and i knew if i put it outside it would find its way back in.
what else could i do?!
(options ran thru my mind, but none that i'm willing to admit,
because that would only make you hate me more.)

so while i did not kill the little mouse, i also did not save it; and then i took a picture of it;
and now i'm blogging about it!
...that is one (or 3)reason(s) why you should NOT be my friend!
or should you?!

**for humanity sake, i will note that the first splash to the end was only about a minute...(s)he did not suffer long**

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

because i love them...

because i love them...
i will enter into the
very wiggly christmas
giveaway from the
5 minutes for mom blogsite!

and because i love them...
i will continue to sing songs like
'another cuppa' and 'blow me down'
until i'm blue in the face!

ocd boy hits the kitchen

wordless wednesdays 11/18

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

wordless wednesdays 11/11

sometimes, it's just one of "those" days!